|If:Then:Goto - Another Syntax Error - [one022] - Paul Benham|
'Another Syntax Error' qualifies simply as good song writing. Nothing tech, nothing too fancy - just good production, soulful vocals, inspiration, and catchy choruses. A mixture of brit-indie, guitar, and electronic music taken down his own path. Finding Paul Benham's music was like stumbling across a favorite band I had somehow missed. Then I found out it was only one person, an avid songwriter with a prolific output that would be admired by many musicians...
Keywords: indie; Rock; Electronic
Downloads: 33,234 (2 reviews)
|Loscil - Stases - [one023] - Scott Morgan|
Revealing the somber underpinnings of his Loscil recordings, Scott Morgan has given us Stases - A collection of drones based upon the backgrounds of his work for Kranky Records, from 2001 to now. As with his previous output, Stases follows theme and concept with further reference and meaning given through the title's definition: "..a condition of balance among various forces; motionlessness". Textured, aqueous, warm and pleasingly rich in (often bright) tonality giving us a deeper focus and alte...
Keywords: drone; ambient
Downloads: 18,471 (8 reviews)
|Bad Loop - Luo - [one018] - bad loop|
This flourishing shuffled step and melodic craftsman from Finland proves his commitment to taking his style to new heights and quality with Luo. An achievement inviting you to quietly listen and enjoy a comfortable and catchy groove with its adventurous instrumental adornment, thoughtful melodies, spiraling synths, playful/pragmatic percussion, and bouncing bass. bad loop's intent to create a solidly cohesive listen from begining to end has paid off...
Downloads: 18,155 (6 reviews)
|Transient - Over the River and Through the Woods - [one016] - Transient|
Transient has developed his own niche blend of downtempo mixed with, well, everything else. Often sample heavy, he skitters around in time conjuring images of worn vhs home videos, dark rooms and smoke filled lounges -- yet managing to salvage a modern and personalized sound by refusing to surrender to the confines of the retrospective.. Each song is a unique experience, but the release remains coherent as a whole...
Keywords: Electronic; IDM; Down beat / Chill; Laidback Electronica; downtempo
Downloads: 12,380 (4 reviews)
|Emil Klotzsch - Sandkorn - [one017] - Emil Klotzsch|
Despite the glut of mangled beats and click/glitch sound emerging from Germany on a daily basis, few manage to reveal something soulful and engaging like this debut from Cologne's Emil Klotzsch. He infuses electronics with recorded instruments that often seems to take an equally obscured touch by the computer. And somehow.. underneath all the schizophrenia of sound - a solidly melodic, mature, and flowing experience is delivered...
Downloads: 12,317 (2 reviews)
|Leenak & Makunouchi Bento - Miopedi : Errata - [one04] - Leenak & Makunouchi Bento|
Leenak (kaneel) and Makunouchi Bento have once again put their minds together and created 'Errata', under their Miopedi collaboration. Often split releases come across with a fitting split persona, though Miopedi : Errata has strong personalities reminiscent of the ambience and sound that seemingly existed in memory long before you heard them. As surreal and haunting as the accompanied artwork, it's tempting to hunt down the relation and reason behind this caustic ambience....
Keywords: Experimental; Rhythmic Noise; Ambient/noise; Minimalism; Soundscape
Downloads: 11,007 (2 reviews)
|Recue - Between Stations - [one026] - Riku Annala|
Between Stations is the long anticipated debut EP from Recue (Riku Annala). Already known by many for his live performances with partner and sonic ally Bad Loop and a recent remix for If:Then:Goto - the interest in a solo release from Recue has been building for quite awhile. Heavy and equal elements of ambient, dub, idm, soul, and even techno ever present in Recue's music. Rhythms trip around everywhere over strong melodies and together carry a persistent groove along currents of ragged arpeggi...
Keywords: idm; ambient; dub; electronica
|Relative Q - Small Craft Exercise Caution - [one030] - Relative Q|
Just over three years ago, Relative Q (Paul Zyla) was the first solo artist at One, so it is very befitting for us to present his latest work as our milestone 30th release. We have been sitting on this release for quite some time now and are excited to finally bring it to fruition. Composed during the majority of 2006, 'Small Craft Exercise Caution' is a heady, personal affair with moods seeming to play with optimisim and inspiration through, well, troubled waters...
Keywords: Relative Q; one; netlabel; electronic; lounge; shoegaze; techno
Downloads: 9,650 (1 review)
|Makunouchi Bento - Trcutu - [one020] - Makunouchi Bento|
This latest offering from Makunouchi Bento is a special one indeed - interpretation of and sound excursion into a few of their favorite classical compositions by such powerful and original composers as Erik Satie, Anton Arensky, Maurice Ravel., they hold nothing back while adapting them within the Mabento realm. With its twists of melancholy, nostalgia, and even childlike amusement - Trcutu manages to hold onto a genuine historical and aesthetic interest found within some of the originals...
Keywords: Soundscape; IDM; Melodic Downtempo; Ambient; Classical; Glitch
Downloads: 9,559 (4 reviews)
|Colophon - Random Acts of Violence - [one08] - Colophon|
Unleashing a dream like world of empathic beauty, melancholy, and angst on us Ed Powley has created a highly inspiring and unique sound from merging the often divided worlds of electronic music and post-rock. Through a great sense of melody, mood, and instrumentation, Colophon sounds out like he means it. A soundtrack to daily life, love sick blues, or an attempt to understand what's going on in the world....
Keywords: Electronic; Post-Rock
Downloads: 9,508 (3 reviews)
|Emil Klotzsch - Feinquisit - [one028] - Emil Klotzsch|
Emil marks his return to One with more of the material in which we first got to know him - a spazzy blend of experimentation, disjointed rhythms and instrumentation. His playful but melanchoic spirit brings half-smiles to its listeners through an equally schizophrenic approach to mood and style as perhaps displayed best with his return to vocals on 'geteiltes sein'. Feinquisit (while offering glimpses of what will and what was to come on Sandkorn) manages to follow roads we haven't witnessed fro...
Keywords: emil klotzsch; feinquisit; idm; techno; experimental; electronic
Downloads: 9,296 (2 reviews)
|iua - eee ooo ahh - [one025] - Mike Shusta|
iua brings an electronic and softer side of shoe-gazing walls of sound across all lines. Bright and hazy baths of noise delivering distinct vocals and melodies, a graceful slow motion momentum reiterated by smooth rhythms, airy instrumentation, and brief moments of breezy noise pop. The title - derived from the 3 common sounds of speech spanning all languages - perhaps lends itself to Mike Shusta's vocals which are not in all instances phonetically cohesive or clear, yet leaving no question of o...
Keywords: idm; ambient; noise. pop; post
|IUA - Over the Archway (remixes) - Mike Sushta|
When the idea first came up to do a series of remixes for IUA's release 'eee ooo aah' we first suspected we would turn to the family-like list of One musicians, but it turned out Mike was eagar to recruit the remixers himself so we let him have at it. Not only are the results pleasing but they were in such numbers that it was decided to do a seperate release. Which is what you have here. This collection of remixes for IUA's 'over the archway' features talent familiar to many...
Keywords: electronic; noise; ambient; pop; postrock
|Various - 101 - [one01]|
The Inaugural release from One with contributions from lackluster, ronny pries (rtik), randomajestiq, relative q, colophon, plosive, sense, _KhlEr3L, pinkj (paranerd), makunouchi bento, colophon, and whitenoiz. Bringing their unique styles together while keeping the continuity of the mix intact even for its wide range of sound. ---------------------------------------------------------- Tracklisting: 00 intro - park interlude 01 relative q - your distant eyes 02 plosive - pavlovian fear 03 random...
Keywords: Electronic; Techno; IDM; Ambient
Downloads: 5,340 (2 reviews)
|Plosive - One Remixes - [one027] - Aaron McCammon|
Collaboration has always been an important factor here at One - whether it's through music, technology or artwork. In this spirit the return of Plosive brings us a showcase of covers, mixes and overhauls of many favorite releases from the past couple of years - including reworkings of Bad Loop, Jack Haberfield, Iua, Emil Klotzsch, Recue, Paranerd and Partikel. With much of the source material in hand, they have been made his own through complete reinterpretation - lending to their individuality ...
Keywords: plosive; aaron mccammon; remixes; dub; idm; one
Downloads: 5,324 (1 review)
|Paranerd - Cold reflect - [one014] - Paranerd|
Hailing from Canada, Paranerd's songs individually reveal themselves like being lost in specific thought. Continuously reflective themes rather than catchy clips with the occasional exclamation point. Unraveling the most vulernable moments. While many electronic musicians utilize repetition and hooks, he has an introverted and personal approach to writing that puts in you a position of wondering where the layers of melody or mood will go next...
Keywords: Ambient; Down beat / Chill; Electro/IDM/Experimental/Breaks
Downloads: 4,909 (2 reviews)
|Jack Haberfield - Origins EP - [one019] - Jack Haberfield|
Last year, Haberfield's 12" release "through the looking glass" earned him a spotlight on the BBC after dominating The Breezeblock airwaves on Radio 1. Soon, his music found its way onto the playlists of DJs such as Dave Clarke and Jeff Mills. That release showcased his panache for harder edged techno, but Origins rewards its listeners with depth and melody. Here, Haberfield explores the fringes of classic techno while still lending an ear to more modern influences via scattered minimalist beats...
Keywords: Electronica; Minimal Techno
|Partikel - Strukturer (Omstrukturerad) - [one015] - Partikel|
Strukturer was the lone release from the short lived netlabel imprint, Arkitekton. We loved it so much that upon the news of Arkitekton folding we hounded Jimmy Svensson aka Partikel to rerelease it somewhere - somehow. Lo and behold, here it is given new life. Including 2 new tracks and 3 new remixes from some favorite members of the One camp. This beat heavy excursion into minimal techno has a driving confidence and strong prescence with which it excells in theme and seperates itself from othe...
Keywords: Techno; IDM; Minimal Techno; Electro/IDM/Experimental/Breaks
Downloads: 3,963 (1 review)
|Machinefabriek - Stuid/Staar - [one031] - Machinefabriek|
Machinefabriek's Stuip and Staar are two minimal drone performances captured at the Cross Street Chapel, Manchester (UK) and the Toneelschuurm, Haarlem (NL). Running just under an hour his processed guitar textures rise and fall, stretching their substance through etheral minimalism, slowly evolving epic heights, and sublime moments of symphony. Rutger Zuyderveit's work has been gained much attention over the past few years through performance, his self-titled imprint, and releases at labels suc...
Keywords: drone; ambient; one; netlabel; machinefabriek
Downloads: 3,146 (2 reviews)
|Makunouchi Bento - Vitoru - [one013] - Makunouchi Bento|
This experimental ep was made for the Romanian magazine INCEPEM, issue 3 (september) with FUTURE set as the theme. Makunouchi Bento (or mabento for short) developed it following the speculation that digital music technology is increasingly moving torwards their attempt at recreating analog warmth and real world modeling (instruments, ambience/room, the recreation of previous mediums, etcs). This paradox is approached in a variety of ways here; sometimes through atmosphere, others through tube em...
Keywords: Experimental; Ambient/noise; Soundscape
Downloads: 3,052 (2 reviews)
|Dot9 - Collaborations - [dot9.03] - canc3r, clarion, mute, nool, pinkj, setzer|
In late 2000, 5 canadians and 4 americans formed dot9 to bring their music together as a collective. Independently the styles varied in large degrees, but often they would come together or team up with another member to write songs or to explore sound and rhythm techniques. Dot9 stopped in March, 2003. This compilation contains nine examples of that union. They are the favorites of the abandoned and scattered collaborations of dot9...
Downloads: 2,352 (1 review)
|Plosive - Neutral - [one012] - plosive|
These songs from mid 2003 to early 2004 were compiled for a recent live performance at Standard Deviation. The mix derived from an earlier demo cd with songs from 2003, but newer songs have been added and some updated. Limited wood box sets (30) were given away and sold. This release is 1 track shy of the box cd, which includes the song 'underlined (alt)'. Other than the APM side project, this is the first full netlabel release from Plosive, the founder of One...
Downloads: 2,122 (1 review)
|Karl-Johan Nilsson - The Seams - [one029] - Karl-Johan Nilsson|
Note: for some reason the flash player is playing the songs at half speed. try the M3U instead if you want to preview. Breaking a six-month silence for us is Karl–Johan Nilsson's The Seams. A work featuring wide, sweeping strokes from minimal brushes that add up to a thick canvas of sound - electrical static scratches and crawls, rolling waves of rhythm, bass, guitar, synths and ambiance come from all sides...
Keywords: Karl-Johan Nilsson; one; netlabel; electronic; ambient; techno; glitch; experimental; bass; drone
|Lomov - Ecru [one010] - Lomov|
These bites of electro, techhouse, idm and ambience by Axel Bergk further explore the minimalist corners of One. Often exploring disharmony made naturual by under-pinned hooks, subtle changes, atmospheric textures, and repetition. Just shy of an hour, Ecru is a long player that with patient listening reveals a comfortable coherence. While being mostly minimal and beat driven it doesnt fail to bring up emotion or experience thats important to every release selected here...
Keywords: Electronic; IDM
Downloads: 1,751 (2 reviews)
|Rivel - Sum - [one021] - Rivel|
If sum is defined as the equal of two parts, Nathan McCoy's (Rivel) new EP is the product of clean, focused production and mindful harmonic mastery. Sum conjures up images of years past, those innocent but haunting moments that creep up in the back of our minds that cannot be, ironically enough, summed up easily. Instead of letting complexity get the best of him, Rivel's approach to IDM is refreshingly simple and well crafted...
Keywords: Ambient; IDM; Electronic
Downloads: 1,742 (1 review)
|Koei - Aion [one09] - Koei|
Vincent Fugère (aka Vizion) has effectively created an original soundtrack for the last man on earth, Koei. Composed from the haunting imagery of Aion, a graphic novel that itself may never fully exist on paper, which I can only imagine lurks in the creators mind as a continuously wandering and evolving existence. This is both fitting and ironic... as in these times of war and unrest, many often weigh their subconscious with the end of the world compared against the current one we live in...
Keywords: Soundtrack; Down beat / Chill; Ambient
Downloads: 1,717 (2 reviews)
|Proswell - Dryrot - [one05] - proswell|
A 45 minute continuous mix from Proswell, ft. b-sides, out takes, new material, and a few favorites from his sophomore release Carrot Dossier (columbo theme, tar and atari, rat news) on m3rck records. Even with this relation, Dryrot is easily a release with its own identity. Finding time between releases at m3rck and running Inpuj, he explores the laid back and driving sound that's heard between the cracks of Carrot Dossier and often strays from the sound that defined that album (as is heard wit...
Downloads: 1,461 (1 review)
|Mizati - Conocer - [one06]|
Mizati came along as a surprise treat, earlier managing to slip under many of our radars. like most of Mizati's music, these tracks are part of a live recording session and the inspiration of the moment shines through. From the opening track 'caballo' to the closing 'sediento' Mizati explores a range of styles, but manages to keep it all together. Conocer itself means 'on the road'. A theme is presented of the old west and the desert, but by no means is the sound slaved to a single interpretatio...
Keywords: Electronic; IDM
|Relative Q - Beauty and Her Broken Things - [one02] - Relative Q|
A familiar face from the staple Chill productions release group and our 101 compilation, we're excited to have 'relative q' drop his latest on us. All the elements are here and well presented. The overall harmony strikes one with a rise in reflection and memory, pain and triumph, failure and success. A good example of electronic music's instrumental replacement of the vocalist where melody and accentuations seemly influence memory and emotion more than mere words can.....
Keywords: Down beat / Chill; IDM; Electronic
|Randomajestiq - Deepmove Mode EP - [one03] - Randomajestiq|
Randomajestiq's becoming a familiar face and for good reason. His mixes are solid, well thought out and it show's almost instantly. 'Deepmove Mode' is less ecclectic and more melodic groove than his previous releases with kahvi, kikapu, autoplate, here and more. However, he doesnt fully detach the listener from those releases as he picks up as abrasively as he left off (penikolada) then glides in with a song from Evolver (now a part of randomajestiq) which seemes to set the pace until hitting th...
Keywords: Electronic; House; One
Downloads: 1,099 (2 reviews)
|Kwook! - Immiscible EP - [one011] - kwook|
Simon Bennett aka Kwook makes his first mark at One by introducing this classy touch of ambience and sound exploration. Finding rhythms in washing machines, peeling tangerines, painting melancholy.. whatever they are, to try and pin down the sources and mentality behind a collection labeled as Immiscible stikes us as being counter productive to the process. Bennett unravels a peek within his wide tapestry of style on this release, from the opening movement of cloudhopper to the familiar warming ...
Downloads: 1,058 (2 reviews)
|Breitbannt ft. r. pries - lost - [one07] - ronny pries|
The lengend continues? The latest from Breitbannt from the Schleudertrauma camp features Ronny Pries (aka ronny priest, rp, rktic). Encouraging Ronny to deliver this first slice of minimal techno for One was done with deliberate action; His work with Farbrausch, Forte Records, Thinner, Rohformat, the 101 comp (and many others) in our eyes slots him as one of the internets dominate forces of minimal techno...
|Karl-Johan Nilsson - The Seams - [one029] - Karl-Johan Nilsson|
NOTE: This is not the proper release page, it was an accidental posting under the wrong cat#. This will be replaced. The actual release page here at archive.org is: http://www.archive.org/details/one029 or... http://one.dot9.ca/2/releases.php?id=033
Keywords: Karl-Johan Nilsson; one; netlabel; electronic; ambient; techno; glitch; experimental; bass; drone
|Paranerd - Little Shames - [dot9.02] - Paranerd|
Paranerd (Paul Goguen) came out with 'little shames' in March 2003, a month after the demise of dot9, so to most of you already familiar with his music this re-release should be a treat. Like the previous dot9 re-release, this is a continuous .ogg mix running just over 22 minutes. Although coming from a very familiar digital sound Paul brings a very organic feel to his music, which makes it feel unjustified or unfair to label it as low-fi, bit or chip-tune music...